Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Ausable River Valley and exquisite sunsets year around! The lodge is a brand new log structure with many uniquely hand crafted features. Fully furnished and ready to host your group of 2 to 28! Especially designed to sleep up to 28 guests with 1 master suite and 3 bedrooms each containing 2 sets of full size hand crafted log bunk beds. Each of the 3 bedrooms sleep up to 8 guests. Perfect for families that vacation together, family reunions, weddings, 50th anniversary gatherings, honeymoons, retreats, etc... The decor is warm and welcoming for any occasion. We also have access to Oscoda County's many orv trails right from our property and are set up to accommodated atv's and snowmobiles. Enjoy a fully functional and equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs. The large loft area has a table top shuffle board table and elliptical exercise machine along with lots of floor space for the kids! Our unique fire pit area has built in seating for large groups and offers a spectacular view. We have a large event grill and 2 picnic tables on the lower patio along with a patio table and chairs on the main floor outdoor deck....All facing the spectacular view! The beautiful sun room is the perfect place to get away and relax with a book or a chat with friends and offers an amazing view of the breath taking sunsets! Most of our guests comment that they just want to stay at the lodge and enjoy the comfort and beauty of the home and the view.
- Lodge4200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
4200 Sq. Ft., Sleeps Up To 28 Guests! Great For Family And Group Vacations!
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 23, 2018
About Sandy Handrich
We make our home on the 60 acres the lodge is located on and have both spent the majority of our lives in this area. God has blessed us with 3 lovely daughters, 1 is married and gave us our 1st grandchild in Oct. 2014!! Two of our daughters live here in Mio and our oldest lives in California. We have 2 spoiled chocolate labs, Jugg and Hunter who we adore. Dale and I enjoy traveling, camping, golf and fishing. We own Handrich trucking, a family business started by Dale's father in 1976. That takes up most of Dale's time, while I (Sandy) run the lodge, and also work at Mio Baptist Church 1 day a week. We are all very involved in our church, and are very thankful for God's many blessings in our lives.
Sandy Handrich purchased this Lodge in 2010
Why Sandy Handrich chose Mio
This lodge is a dream come true for us. We live on the hill right next to the lodge in a beautiful log home where we raised our family. We have a beautiful view 365 days a year and wanted a way to share it with others and provide quality lodging for large families and groups. We purchased the 60 acres 16 years ago and built our dream home. Dale started clearing the lodge property in 2009, and construction on the lodge began and was completed in 2010.
What makes this Lodge unique
We thoroughly enjoyed the process of designing and decorating the lodge. Every area of the lodge was designed with our guests in mind. We wanted to offer something that would be unique yet warm and inviting. We tried to create a place that would be large enough for families to all stay together yet cozy enough for you to be able to relax and feel at home away from home. Some of our favorite features in the lodge would be the large dining room table that seats about 14, it was crafted by local Amish. The fire pit area is a great gathering place and my personal favorite is the beautiful sun room area. Please come and be our guests and experience the true relaxation of the Ausable View Lodge and Northern Michigan.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect girls weekend!!
Perfectly decorated and very clean. Beautiful views!!!
This place is beautiful
We had a great time with our family for my mom's 80th birthday. The house is VERY accommodating. We all talked about finding an event that would bring us back.
What a great spot you have Sandy
11 of us went up to ride the ORV trails, which was easy to get to from your place..
Every guy bragged to their wives on the phone about your home describing every detail and the craftsmanship.
Would love to see this place in the winter
Thank you so much for your kind review! You guys did great job of respecting our property inside and out! Thanks for replacing the coffee maker...I thought you just replaced the carafe, not the whole thing! We'd love to have you come back with your wives for a winter getaway....it really is beautiful with the snow :)
Please come again! Dale and Sandy
What a beautiful home this is, and plenty of room for our kayaking group.
Excellent location, just a couple miles from the boat launch.
House has plenty of room. Kitchen is well equipped with a big fridge and lots of stuff.
We utilized the foosball and shuffle board table while it rained.
Owners were awesome with excellent communication. Never had one problem with our stay, and we will definitely be staying here again.
Thanks so much for your kind review Cheryl! It was a pleasure to have your group and we look forward to you coming again! We're thankful you had some things to enjoy while it was raining. Dale and Sandy
Everything for a great escape all in one location
We utilized this outstanding property for a professional work retreat. The views of the AuSable River valley from this high perch were breathtaking. The fire pit was a nice gathering spot in the evening. The sleeping accommodations were ample and comfortable. The kitchen and grill inspired our inner Wolfgang and Giada. The parking area accommodated 10 company cars and a bags tournament with room to spare! We feel blessed to have found such a perfect place for our retreat. Outstanding accommodations and the best of Notthern Michigan a short drive away. Our host Sandy was extremely prompt in her responses and accommodated a last minute change in our schedule with grace. The team loved this lodge and it could not have suited our needs better. Thanks for allowing us to visit!
Thank you so much for the glowing review JT. Your group was a pleasure to have, and we are thrilled that you found the lodge so accommodating. Please come again!
Dale and Sandy
Another great family vacation.
We hosted 17 people to the Ausable Lodge again for the second year. Great location and amenities. The home doesn’t disappoint. Looking forward to visiting again next year!
Thank you Sandy & Dale
That's great to hear Carl! We look forward to another visit from your group :)
Enjoy the rest of your summer! Dale and Sandy
We are located on the south end of the quaint little town of mio, michigan! Approx. 35 miles north of i 75, 180 miles north of detroit and 100 miles south of the mackinaw bridge. Our unique location gives us the best of both worlds, perched high on a hill overlooking the ausable river valley, yet close enough to walk to town! The lodge is secluded and surrounded by woods on 3 sides. Our area is most widely known for the ausable river, well known for fishing and canoeing. We are only about 5 min. From the river and provide information on local canoe liveries. Mio is also known for the amish community with its many stores and bakeries. Hundreds of miles of atv trails, thousands of acres of national forest, and many lakes make our community a sportsman's paradise. Mio is also surrounded by some of the top rated golf courses in the country.
Check in is 4pm Check out is 11am Children 2 and under are free. Holidays are a 3 night minimum and will be charged at the base or Peak rate. Events such as Weddings and Small parties where outside guests will be invited will be charged a $350 event fee. Groups of 14- 20 will incur an extra cleaning fee of $50 Groups of 21 or more will incur an extra cleaning fee of $80 Book 5 consecutive nights and receive a 7% discount Book 6 consecutive nights and receive a 10% discount Book 1 full week and receive a 15% discount No refunds will be given once the final payment has been made